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Change by chance, by design or by stealth – Callaghan Innovation’s ‘birth’ far from democratic


Hypothetically speaking, say we’re all on the same page and all wanting more to happen around the innovation space – you know, spend $X here and see a clear $Yreturn there. Say too there’s been a suggestion for an Advanced … Continue reading

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Callaghan Innovation – time for a concrete and practical illustration of its intent


OK, now that we have the naming of the Advanced Technology Institute out of the way, and its genesis to Callaghan Innovation has been carried out, it’s time to move on from the warm fuzzies. The thinking behind the new … Continue reading

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Come on ATI, tell us what you’re thinking – please!


Those of us who care about creating more national wealth through better commercialisation, innovation and implementation by leveraging our science capability really want to see the Advanced Technology Institute succeed. The ATI will be, after all, an important stepping stone … Continue reading

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Officiating our way to an ATI totally the wrong policy


Now everyone wants to see the Advanced Technology Institute set up and thriving. This ranges from the ATI’s establishment board, to science minister Steven Joyce, to (about to be reformed) IRL, to the CRI and university scientists and commercialisers, to … Continue reading

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Let’s accept now that the ATI will find it very difficult to kick off by February next year


By the look of things, maybe we should accept, now, that the Advanced Technology Institute won’t be up and running by 1 Feb 2012. This was a two-month postponement from the original 1 November 2012 date – but the way … Continue reading

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ATI Establishment Board role far bigger than most people realise


For something that has the extremely important job of kicking along (on an NZ Inc basis) the never simple endeavour of turning of an idea into income, the Advanced Technology Institute’s Establishment Board has so far operated very below the … Continue reading

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Dear ATI Establishment Board,


Welcome to the gig. You have an interesting (to say the least) and challenging brief to frame up the Advanced Technology Institute (your terms of reference will be most enlightening). I do worry though when I hear rumours of outside … Continue reading

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Roll up, roll up, the ATI’s going to be bigger than Ben Hur


Well, isn’t the Advanced Technology Institute going to be an all singing, all dancing affair. At least that’s what the cabinet paper proposes. For a strategic move that has major implications for New Zealand’s thin innovation ecosystem, there’s been remarkably … Continue reading

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An ATI set to fly…..like a turkey


If rumours are to be believed, the Advanced Technology Institute, is to be established as a separate crown entity. The ATI is meant to be a hi-tech, engineering-oriented link between science and industry to boost New Zealand high value manufacturing … Continue reading

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